First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Euro Auctions continues its record sales with the highest ever hammer price for a sale at its German facility in Dormagen. The event was run on the 15th and 16th September sale and shows a continued gain in interest in Germany for used equipment, with registrations continuing to increase sale on sale by approximately 15%. The firm says that around 30% of the lots sold will remain in Germany, although buyers from 44 countries participated in the sale from as far afield as South Africa, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Afghanistan, Indonesia and Australia. German buyers bought more items than any other country and first time registrations from buyers were highest from Germany, while most sellers were also from Germany. More buyers were resisted from Germany and of all first time registered buyers that bought at this sale, the highest number were German. The registered bidders included an ever growing number of dealer representatives, with most from Germany. Online sales were strong with over 29% of buyers purchasing online, with internet bidders targeting excavators weighing over 20tonnes, wheeled excavators, telehandlers, mini excavators and backhoe loaders. The top online buying countries were: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom and Poland.